How Much Do You Know About Head Lice?

Head lice are insects that are found, as the name suggests, on the head. They are common human parasites. Getting head lice is not related to a person's cleanliness or their living environment. Learn more about head lice by taking this quiz, based on information from the CDC.

1. Head lice often are found behind the ears or at the back of the neck along the hairline.
2. Head lice get their nourishment from human hair.
3. Someone with head lice probably has dirty hair.
4. Head lice travel from 1 person's head to another's by jumping.
5. Nits are baby head lice.
6. The best way to treat head lice is by using really hot water when you wash your hair.
7. If a child in your family has head lice, you should bag all clothing and toys the child has used. Then wait a few weeks before unbagging.
8. Tell your children never to share hats with a friend, as a way of preventing head lice.
Online Medical Reviewer: Fraser, Marianne, MSN, RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Lehrer, Michael Stephen, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Watson, L Renee, MSN, RN
Date Last Reviewed: 1/1/2023
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